FREE Color Sorting Printable Activity

Sorting is such an important skill for young children. Use this color sorting printable to sort and talk about different colors in a fun way. 
A color sorting printable to help your child learn colors

I’ve been working with N (24 months) on sorting and colors. I made this activity using the colors of the rainbow to use on our new magnetic white board. Just print, cut, laminate, and attach magnetic tape to the back of each piece.


Don’t have a magnetic board? Use the fridge or sort them on the floor! Another option is to use the color cards and sort other colorful objects that you have on hand.


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A great way to use this printable is to line up the color words on the left or on the top and line up the matching colored objects below/beside the labels.
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If using all six colors is overwhelming, sort two colors at a time.
You can use the fun activity in a variety of ways! You could even make a book or collages with each color. 

Download and Print the Color Sorting Printable

More Color Matching Activities

Color Matching Bugs – This color activity is popular for preschoolers and toddlers. Print more than one copy to turn it into a sorting activity instead of matching the bugs to the leaves.


Dinosaur Footprint Color Matching


Dinosaur Color Matching – This free printable color matching activity is for dinosaur lovers.


Bug Color Matching – This printable activity is great for an insect unit or a spring time lesson.


Leave Color Sorting – Sorting leaves by color is a great activity for Fall. Use pieces of construction paper as color mats to sort the leaves onto.


Sticker Color Matching

Sticker Color Sorting – I bought these foam shapes from the craft store and used them for color sorting mats. Then we used stickers we had on hand to match and sort.



Learning Colors Elevator Game


Your little one will also love this Colors Elevator Game (free printable). 

Use these printables in a math center, to work on identifying color sight words, or to practice color recognition.



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  • Reply Cora Rules

    I love this idea!! Both of my kids will really enjoy this!

    January 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Lorie

    Such a cute activity!

    Thanks for your comment at Reading Confetti! Happy to have found your blog- I’m a new follower!

    January 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Cris

    Thanks for sharing. My daughter is a bit older than N, so we are inspired by some of your activities.

    January 19, 2012 at 10:25 pm
  • Reply GretchenP

    done!thank you!!! 🙂

    January 23, 2012 at 7:15 am
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  • Reply Krystal

    My twins will love this. Thank you.

    August 12, 2014 at 3:54 am
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  • Reply Ashley Mickels

    My girls and I had fun with this activity! I used electrical tape to make a grid on our dry erase board to sort the pictures into “boxes”. Thank you so much for sharing! Since I can’t post pictures here is a link to my Facebook page.
    Thanks again!

    February 5, 2016 at 7:52 pm
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  • Reply Renata

    Thanks for sharing, it’s really helpful 🙂

    July 27, 2020 at 11:57 am
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